The 1st edition of the European Private Hospital Awards (EPHA) organised by UEHP – The European Union of Private Hospitals and APHP – The Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals, in partnership with EY, took place last Thursday, at Páteo da Galé, in Lisbon.
The ceremony, held under the High Patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic aimed to showcase and support innovative and outstanding European health projects. 72 applications from hospitals of 10 European countries were submitted and then evaluated by an independent international jury.
The winners are:
Best Prevention Initiative: HOSPITAL RECOLETAS CAMPO GRANDE (SPAIN)
This award distinguishes initiatives that focus on preventing the surge of health problems on an individual level, as well as the wide spread of communicable diseases
Best Patient Focused Initiative: DAS REHAPORTAL – QUALITAETSKLINIKEN.DE (GERMANY)
This award distinguishes innovative initiatives that focus on improving the patient experience throughout the entire journey, not only by improving the healthcare service provided, but also meeting the patients’ needs and expectations
Greenest Hospital in Europe: FUNDACIÓN INSTITUT GUTTMANN (SPAIN)
This award distinguishes initiatives that focus on promoting a friendlier and more sustainable environment
Model of Clinical Innovation: IRCCS POLICLÍNICO SAN DONATO (ITALY)
This award distinguishes initiatives that focus on promoting significant improvements in the healthcare service provided, as well as the clinical outcome for the patient.
Most Advanced Hospital in Value-Based Healthcare: HÔPITAL DE LA TOUR (SWITZERLAND)
This award distinguishes initiatives that focus on promoting new ways of measure and paying for health that will contribute to improve the quality of the service provided and the access to new types of therapies
Workplace Excellence: HOSPITAL DA LUZ (PORTUGAL)
This award distinguishes initiatives that focus on promoting a better workplace condition and environment, with proven results in optimizing the organizational performance and collaboration between professionals
News Coverage of the Year: HEILIGENFELD CLINICS (GERMANY)
This award distinguishes the best news coverage associated with a healthcare sector initiative
A special award was also given to Romanian and Polish hospitals for their role in the humanitarian support given to the wave of refugees from the war in Ukraine. The award, presented by Paul Garassus, president of UEHP, was received on stage by Andrzej Sokolowski, president of the Polish Association of Private Hospitals, and Cristian Hotoboc, president of the Romanian Association of Private Hospitals.
Óscar Gaspar, president of APHP: “European private hospitals are increasingly becoming essential knowledge centres focused on the health of our citizens. Clinical innovation, proximity and relationship with the patient and the development of prevention strategies in health are some of the areas rightly distinguished this year. The efforts of private hospitals and the commitment of all the teams involved show our concrete response to the needs of patients and to the current health challenges”
Paul Garassus, president of UEHP: “These awards are the perfect example of the capacity of initiative of Portuguese private hospitals. Lisbon shall remain in the history of the private hospital sector as a milestone of affirmation of what we are doing across Europe, providing excellence in care to citizens.”
Thank you to all of those who have participated and Congratulations to the Winners!